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Matthew Brandt

Albumen Still Life 10, 2017

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Lot 5
Unique albumen print
6.5 x 8.0 in (16.5 x 20.3 cm)
Edition of 14 (each unique)
Signed, titled, dated, and inscribed in pencil on verso


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Matthew Brandt reimagines George N. Barnard’s 19th century visualizations of post-Sherman Atlanta in the photography book "1864". Brandt sourced the images from the Library of Congress and created entirely new works from Barnard’s original images. Brandt plays with the medium, swapping the foundational 19th century albumen print of egg whites, silver nitrate, and salt, for peaches, sugar, flour, cinnamon, and butter. The present work was created as a special edition alongside the photography book published by Yoffy Press titled "1864".

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About Matthew Brandt

Matthew Brandt (American, b. 1982) is a photographer currently living and working in Los Angeles. He received his BFA from the Cooper Union, New York and his MFA from University of California, Los Angeles. His landscape photographs provide an original take on traditional 19th century practices. He often incorporates unorthodox materials into the development process to obscure and warp the image, resulting in a psychedelic effect. This technique culminates in large-scale photographs carefully created as a representation of how Brandt views the world.